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I work nights and am on medication. My boss wanted me to

I work nights and am on medication. My boss wanted me to work days. I said it would mess up my med schedule. He proceeded to ask me what medications I was taking and what I was taking them for. I told him and I said I thought I could work around it so I could work days if need be. My boss said now that he knows what I am taking them for he said he couldn't put me on days now. After I told him he used it against me after I said I could work around the time. Isn't it against the law for a boss to inquire about your medication. Isn't it a privacy issue between you and your doctor?JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: IowaJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: Full time. He took me off the next time I worked because he said he couldn't use me and wouldn't put me on days.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I can't think of anything.

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I am employed with the social security administration. I am

I am employed with the social security administration. I am currently on leave without pay due to several medical issues. I have been off work since 09/27/16 and just received notice on 12/29/16 that my FMLA had been approved dating back to 09/27/16. I requested Reasonable Accommodation on 10/26/16 and as of 01/03/17 have not been given a decision. I filed an EEO complaint on 01/03/17. My EEO counselor notified me that she was awaiting an answer from management about participating in an Alternative Dispute Resolution on 01/11/17. I have not received any feedback at this date. What do I do?

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I was terminated from my W-2 job in 2014. They told me in

I was terminated from my W-2 job in 2014. They told me in mid-April, but they agreed to keep paying me until the end of May 2014. June 1, 2014 was my termination date. I received my last pay check for commissions earned in May on June 15th. They continued to contribute towards my 401k through my last paycheck. I read today that severance is treated differently for 401k contributions. My question is whether they incorrectly contributed to my 401-k after the termination date. It was for money earned in May so I doubt there is an issue. It was also very little ($73). Thanks.

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I am employed in Illinois. Employment is “at will”. I work

I am employed in Illinois.Employment is “at will”.I work for an insurance corporation that has thousands of employees and my department has well over a hundred.I have been employed by this company for 15 years with no performance issues.I am currently employed, but on leave; I will be terminated on February 06, 2017.The reason for the termination; I will not be able to return to my position and fulfill my responsibilities to my employer.I am on leave because I am a caregiver to my mother who has a terminal condition – late stage Dementia and is on hospice at home.My mother is eight years into her disease and she was put on hospice in August/2016.I have had aids here at home caring for her while I was working for my employer since 2015, but finding quality help is difficult and expensive.Daily - I cared for mother after the aid left and on the weekends with little help from siblings. Trying to balance my fulltime job and caring for my mother started to cause a strain on me and I was not content with the care she was getting from the aid. I let my aid go and I decided to care for mother fulltime.I utilized the remaining FMLA that I had through my employer and left on November 07, 2016. My FMLA expired on January 05, 2017.I submitted a “Leave of Absence” request with a start date of January 06, 2017 and to end on June 30,2017.To summarize the leave request; I explained to my employer that I needed to continue with my mother's care. I was not sure how much longer she would live and gave an estimate on the time off period, as it was a requirement.This leave request went to the VOP (Vice President of Operations for Claims). Per our HR manual any request beyond 30 days needs the approval of the VOP. My Supervisor advised me that I was only approved for 30 days and expected to return on February 06, 2017.I told my Supervisor that I would not be able to return.I have not signed off on any paper work yet as it will be coming soon.I am I out of luck here? Have I no recourse?On another note regarding my FMLA, I feel that I was shorted by 4 days. My company was closed on November 24,25 (Thanksgiving), December 26 (Christmas) and January 02 (New Years). The department I work in was open with limited staff, but I was not assigned to work these days. That was confirmed before I took leave through FMLA. I called Cigna to add those days to my FMLA bank, but was told that they needed approval from my company. I contacted my Supervisor and was told no because I was in unpaid status, which makes no sense to me, and she only referenced the dates of 12/26/2016 and 01/06/2017. On 11/24 and 11/25 of 2016 I was paid although on FMLA because I was using my paid time off bank (paid vacation time). Is there wrong doing here?Thank you…

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John

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It is a bit of a story, to start with I work for my

it is a bit of a long story, to start with I work for my stepfather's business. This past year my mom found out he was cheating on her. She started divorce proceedings, during the time the proceedings have been going on, a new employee was hired that basically took all my responsibilities. I was not fired but I have almost no work to do, and when I am done. I am told to go home. This has put me in a position where it is getting hard to pay my bills. One of which is rent to my stepfather. Since I am still working I can assume the removal of my old responsibilities ( that at times I am ask to help the new guy with) I did not loose them because of performance or my ability to do the job. Also all this was done with out any communication to me. One day a new person was there doing my job. Due to the strained relation I have with my step father now communication is impossible. I just feel there is something wrong about this, and was wondering if it was also wrong in the law. sorry for the long questionJA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: New yorkJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: full timeJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: not that I can think of

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John

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My employer is hiring new people for more than those of us

my employer is hiring new people for more than those of us who have been there for 3+ years are making, they are rude and offensive as well. they really offended me today though they dropped a pile of stinky worn out used clothes on an usused desk in the middle of the office, as if it was a gift for us to have his old garbage. Ive never been so offended. what can i do ?

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I am seeking guidance regarding how to address and/or report

hello. I am seeking guidance regarding how to address and/or report that my employer is taking unauthorized pay deductions weekly from my pay check.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Yes, Tennessee, Hamilton County.JA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: "at will", and full time.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Yes, currently I am out of work on my 2nd workman's comp claim with this company. I am very concerned about the outcome given the unethical practices that I have seen thus far.

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I have a question relating to relocation with my current

I have a question relating to relocation with my current employer. I signed a 24 month contract with them on March 9, 2015. If I were to give written notice today, that I will be resigning effective March 9, 2017, and they decided to terminate me between Jan 18, 2017, and March 9, 2017, would I have to repay my relocation costs? In my contract it only states that I would have to repay for "voluntary resignation" and not "termination." By stating that I am resigning on March 9, 2017, could I be held liable as of today?Thank you

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Patrick, Esq.

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Oh I just want to find out if i am on a DO NOT HIRE list in

Oh hi.I just want to find out if i am on a DO NOT HIRE list in my areaJA: Have you documented this or discussed it with HR?Customer: No how do i do this?Who do i call?JA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: Well i haven't worked since September 2016 and i am actively looking for work and places i have gone to for interviews all say i am not what they are looking for even though i am qualified for the job don't even call me back at all.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Don't think so

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